An art auction will be held to benefit local artists and artisans for social change and
education. The aim is to network local artists and create events and products that will stimulate new awareness of the diversity and innovation of art in our community.
Among the most important AWOL cases is that of Camilo Mejia. Mejia had served in the army for three years. He first joined up in his youth after coming to the U.S. from Nicaragua. After his first three years in the army Mejia signed up in the Florida National Guard for another five, with hopes of getting tuition assistance for Florida State schools. But after six months in Iraq, Mejia decided he had enough. During a short two-week leave he decided he didn't want to return to Iraq. He spent the next months living underground in New York and Boston.
This past week, the Secret Service and DNC organizing committee, announced that for the convention, North Station and Interstate 93 will be closed due to security. This has caused a sizable uproar as these are the two biggest transportation hubs in Boston.
In June 2001, the American embassy announced a Visa Express program, which allowed Saudis to get a visa to the U.S. without actually appearing at the consulate in person, allowing some of the 9/11 hijackers to enter the country.